DDEE Forum is a two-day event within “Defence and Dialogue in Eastern Europe” which brings together senior experts in topics covering Eastern European current threats and challenges. Find below the draft agenda of the event:

 

AUGUST 1st, 2017

 

9.00 – 10.30 PANEL I, Ballistic Missile Defence

Mr. James MACKEY, Head of Euro-Atlantic and Global Partnership, PASP Division, NATO HQ, Belgium

Cdr. Răzvan BRĂTULESCU, Commander of the Deveselu Military Base (TBC)

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30 PANEL II: NATO’s Enhanced/Tailored Forward Presence

Col. (r.) Dr. Ion PETRESCU, Founder of the Romanian Military Club for Euro-Atlantic Reflection, Romania

Prof. Univ. Dr. Mihail IONESCU, Director of the Institute for Defence Political Studies and Military History, Department for Defence Policy and Planning, Ministry of Defence, Romania

Col. Mircea GOLOGAN, Deputy Director for Strategic Planning – Romanian General Staff

Mrs. Violeta Nicolescu, Head of NATO and EU Policy Office of the Defence Policy and Planning Department, Ministry of National Defence, Romania

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 – 15.30 PANEL III: Countering Russian Disinformation

Mr. Radu MAGDIN, Senior Analyst, CEO at Smartlink Communications and Member of NATO Emerging Leaders Working Group (Atlantic Council)

Mr. Andreas UMLAND, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, Kyiv, Ukraine

Dr. Iulia-Sabina JOJA, Consultant on Euro Atlantic Security and Defence issues at Global Focus, Romania

 

AUGUST 2nd, 2017

 

9.00 – 10.30 PANEL IV: Projecting Stability

Mr. James MACKEY, Head of Euro-Atlantic and Global Partnership, PASP Division, NATO HQ, Belgium

Mr. Samuel DOVERI VESTERBY, Managing Director at European Neighbourhood Council, Belgium

Mrs. Antonia COLIBĂȘANU, Senior Analyst, Geopolitical Futures

Mrs. Violeta Nicolescu, Head of NATO and EU Policy Office of the Defence Policy and Planning Department, Ministry of National Defence, Romania

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30 PANEL V: Cyber Security

Ms. Kimberly Therese ZENZ, Atlantic Council Fellow, DCSO Engineering Security, Germany

Mr. Lance JAMES, Chief Scientist, Research and Development Unit, Flashpoint, US

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 – 15.30 PANEL VI: NATO-EU Relations

Dr. Raed ARAFAT, Head of the Department for Emergency Situations, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Romania

Cpt. Marius PRICOPI, PhD Lecturer, Land Forces Academy, Sibiu, Romania 

Prof. Univ. Dr. Silviu Eugen ROGOBETE,  West University of Timisoara and former diplomat within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Romania

Mrs. Liana Negoiță, Advisor within the Defence Policy and Planning Department, Ministry of National Defence, Romania